Bilbao: Discover Añana Salt Valley And Vitoria

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Bilbao, Bilbao, Province of Vizcaya, Basque Country
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The most known salt producers in the Basque Country are located in Aana. Salt is the only edible rock existing in nature. The Aana Salt Valley is a cultural interest place with more than 6,500 years of history and is in the process of becoming a World Heritage Site.

Highlights

Free snacks included

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Ideal choice for families

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

The Aana Salt Valley, located in Alava is one of the most spectacular and best preserved cultural landscapes in Europe. In this salt landscape located in Salinas de Aana (lava -Basque Country), 30 km from Vitoria- Gasteiz, man has taken advantage of the saltsprings for thousands of years to obtain a product that is essential to life, salt.A magnificent outdoor cultural landscape formed over more than 5,000 eras: platforms on which the brine, saltwater, is poured to obtain salt through solar evaporation. A unique and extensive network of wooden channels distribute the water to the most remote corners of the Salt Valley.


During the morning we will have a guided tour through the Salt Valley, including salt production and SPA. After the visit, you will be able to taste some of the salts that are produced, such as wine salt. You will then have lunch at the Palacio de Aana restaurant to taste a menu of dishes seasoned with different salts produced in the valley.
In the afternoon, you will meet in Vitoria, a city that offers endless possibilities. A city cooked with the best ingredients and the best quality.We will go to the Gothic style Cathedral of Santa Maria, it is situated in the highest part of the hill on which the primitive village of Gasteiz settled. Internationally known for being the inspiration of Ken Follett to give continuity to The Pillars of the Earth. A guided tour of this architectural gem is included.

Inclusions

All activities

Driver/guide

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only in the city center)

Round-trip private/shared transfer

Entry/Admission - Salt Valley

Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santa Maria

Exclusions

other food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 10 people per booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Due to the special situation we are living in. All transportation services will be private and according to the new security standards.

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Sep-2022

    Ein kleiner Umweg auf dem Weg nach Bilbao. Schon ein wenig unheimlich und ungewöhnlich. Die Trassen der einzelnen Salzteiche, einige etwas verwahrlost, andere werden noch voll bewirtschaftet. Etwas, das wir noch nie weg vom Meer gesehen haben.

  • 19-May-2019

    Du sel au vin...un délice sur notre chuleta....renseignement pris ce sel vient d'Anana, nous voici donc partis pour une découverte étonnante. Une production de sel vieille de 700 ans au fond de la vallée. Réservation faite 8 euros/pers, et découverte de ce pan d'histoire, niché au fond d'une colline et au bord de la route. Visite en Français, durée 1 heure, à l'air libre et sur un parcours de 1 kms 4. Guide très professionnelle et à l'écoute. Cet endroit réhabilité par une Fondation fait parti du Patrimoine Agricole. Fin de visite et détour par le magasin pour approvisionnement de sels en tout genre (au vin, à l'huile d'olive etc....) Nous voici donc plus riches d'enseignements, d'histoire et....de sels !!!